Tennessee To Kentucky Heavy Haulers Equipment Transport Service

Do you need to ship your heavy equipment from Tennessee to Kentucky? Freedom Heavy Haul can help. Shipping heavy equipment from Tennessee to Kentucky can be a complex process. Let us get you the information you need. Don’t risk your heavy equipment transport with inexperienced haulers. We have years of experience arranging heavy transport and hauling. Our logistics professionals can put a hassle free hauling experience within reach.

The key to success is communication. Your transport agent is available for consult the entire time your shipment remains in transit. During the transport process, you will receive regular status updates. We’ll also confirm with you as soon as your transport is complete. Your agent is reliable, trustworthy and hard working. When you need your heavy equipment delivered on-time with no hassles, call Freedom Heavy Haul.

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Tennessee Shipping FAQs

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Tennessee and any other state in the union. Tennessee is a major freight transportation state, with nearly 60% of the US population within an 11-hour drive. The state hosts the country’s busiest cargo airport, the FedEx facility in Memphis. Among states, Tennessee operates the eighth largest number of farms in the nation. The state’s 77,000 farms specialize in producing beef cattle, broiler chickens, soybeans, corn and nursery plants. Memphis, which sits on the Mississippi River, is a major agricultural transport center. John Deere builds mowers and tractors at its plant in Greeneville. Komatsu operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga that produces hydraulic excavators, articulated dump trucks and forestry equipment. Komatsu also operates a parts distribution center in Ripley. Tennessee has two ports, including one on the Mississippi River:

  • Port of Memphis;
  • Port of Nashville.

What Are Tennessee's Major Cities And Roadways?

The state of Tennessee is the 36th largest in the country by square miles. The state is nearly 450 miles long and almost 120 miles wide. Tennessee maintains more than 95,000 miles of public roadways, include almost 1,000 miles of interstate highway. I-40 runs east/west between Memphis in the southwest corner of the state and North Carolina. I-75 goes north/south in the eastern portion of the state, while I-81 runs east/west between Knoxville and Virginia. I-85 and I-34 run through Nashville on a north/south path, connecting Kentucky and Alabama.

With more than 650,000 people, Memphis is the largest city the state. At nearly 550,000 people, Nashville is a close second. Franklin, a suburb south of Nashville, was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Tennessee are:

  1. Memphis;
  2. Nashville;
  3. Knoxville;
  4. Chattanooga;
  5. Clarksville;
  6. Murfreesboro;
  7. Jackson;
  8. Franklin;
  9. Johnson City;
  10. Bartlett.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Tennessee?

Loads of heavy equipment that surpass any of the dimensional limitations imposed by Tennessee must apply for oversize transport permits to travel legally in the state. Single axles can haul a maximum of 20,000 pounds, while tandem axles are restricted to 40,000 pounds each.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Tennessee include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches

What Are Tennessee's Length Restrictions?

Tennessee has one of the most permissive overall length regulations in the country. Most states restrict tractor trailers to less than 70 feet in length. Tandem tractor trailers are permitted. Trailers can be 50-feet from the kingpin to the rear bumper. Tennessee allows five feet of overhang on both the front and rear bumpers.

Trailer length maximums in Tennessee include:

Total length: 75 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Tennessee?

You can obtain permits to transport oversize loads in Tennessee from the state Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize loads is permitted from ½-hour before sunrise to ½-hour after sunset on weekdays. Oversize transport is not allowed on Sunday or major holidays. Restrictions on oversize movement also apply in high-density cities during the morning and evening rush hours.

Oversize loads that surpass the state’s oversize regulations must apply for Super Load permits. The maximum oversize dimensions permitted in Tennessee include:

Maximum Weight:  150,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 120 feet total;

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   16 feet.

What Are Tennessee's Major Auction Houses?

Ask Freedom Heavy Haul to haul your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Tennessee. Ritchie Brothers, the national heavy equipment auction house, maintains four locations in Tennessee. PCI Auction is in Nashville.

Other independent equipment auction houses in Tennessee include:

  • Clayton Auctions, Finger;
  • Compass Auctions, Chattanooga;
  • Crenshaw Auction, Memphis;
  • Lady Equipment, Bluff City;
  • McLemore Auction, Nashville;
  • Powell Auction, Knoxville;
  • Pro Team Auction, White Pine;
  • Ritchason Auctioneers, Lebanon.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Tennessee?

Speak with Freedom Heavy Haul about transporting your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Tennessee. United Rentals, the largest rental-store chain in the country, has more than 15 stores in the state. National competitor Sunbelt Rentals operates nearly 20 locations in Tennessee. Sunstate Equipment runs four stores in Tennessee. Herc Rentals has stores in Nashville and Knoxville. Scott Equipment operates in Memphis and La Vergne.

Other independent equipment rental centers in Tennessee include:

  • Bobcat of Nashville, Nashville;
  • Christopher Equipment, Tullahoma;
  • Contractors Equipment, Cookeville;
  • H&E Equipment, Nashville;
  • Livingston Rental Center, Livingston;
  • Maryville Rental Center, Maryville;
  • Scott Equipment, La Vergne;
  • Tri-County Rental, Crossville.

Kentucky Shipping FAQs

Hire Freedom Heavy Haul to ship your heavy equipment between Kentucky and any other state in the union. One of the biggest trucking states in the nation, Kentucky supports more than 40,000 registered freight carriers. The state is bordered by rivers on three sides, so shipping heavy equipment and goods to riverports is an important facet of the state’s freight transport plan. Kentucky’s top exports include mining and metals, agricultural products and machinery. Farmers in the state produce corn and soybeans, and raise chickens and cattle. The state is the largest beef producer east of the Mississippi. The shipment of heavy equipment for the agricultural industry is a high priority. The state is a large producer of electronics. Kentucky also is home to two international shipping hubs, UPS in Louisville and DHL in Covington. Kentucky maintains five ports, with three on the Ohio River;

  • Eddyville Riverport;
  • Henderson County Riverport;
  • Jefferson Riverport;
  • Owensboro Riverport;
  • Paducah Riverport.

What Are Kentucky's Major Cities And Roadways?

One of the smallest states in the middle section of the country, Kentucky is the 37th largest state in the union. The state is nearly 400 miles long and almost 170 miles wide. There are nearly 78,000 miles of public roadways in Kentucky. Interstates account for 750 miles of highway in the state. I-64 runs east/west across the northern portion of the state, connecting Louisville and Lexington with Indiana and West Virginia. I-75 goes north-south between Ohio and Tennessee, running through Lexington. I-24 runs diagonally from Indiana to Tennessee in the western portion of the state.

With more than 600,000 people, Louisville is the largest city the in the state. It’s about twice as large as Lexington, the second largest city. Bowling Green was the fastest growing city in the state in 2017. The 10 largest cities in Kentucky are:

  1. Louisville;
  2. Lexington;
  3. Bowling Green;
  4. Owensboro;
  5. Covington;
  6. Richmond;
  7. Hopkinsville;
  8. Florence;
  9. Georgetown;
  10. Elizabethtown.

What Are The Height Weight & Width Restrictions In Kentucky?

Shipments of heavy equipment that exceed the dimensional restrictions in Kentucky must obtain oversize shipping permits to travel in the state.

The dimensional restrictions in the state of Kentucky include:

Maximum weight: 80,000 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW);

Maximum height: 13 feet 6 inches;

Maximum width: 8 feet 6 inches.

What Are Kentucky's Length Restrictions?

Kentucky has fairly permissive overall length restrictions. Many eastern states restrict the length of tractor-trailer loads to 60 feet. Kentucky allows six feet of overhang on the front bumper, and five feet of overhang on the rear bumper.

Trailer length maximums in Kentucky include:

Total length: 65 feet;

Trailer length: 53 feet;

Motor home length: 45 feet.

What Are The Oversized Transport Permits In Kentucky?

Permits to ship oversize loads in Kentucky can be obtained from the Department of Transportation. Movement of oversize shipments is permitted from a ½-hour before sunrise to a ½-hour after sunrise on weekdays. On Saturday, oversize transports must conclude by noon. Shipping oversize loads is not permitted on Sunday or major holidays. Oversize length is limited to 95 feet on two-lane roads.

If your shipment exceeds the oversize regulations in Kentucky, you must obtain a Super Load permit to travel in the state. The maximum dimensions permitted for oversize travel in Kentucky include:

Maximum Weight: 160,000 pounds;

Maximum Length: 110 feet total (four-lane roads);

Maximum Height:  15 feet;

Maximum Width:   14 feet.

What Are Kentucky's Major Auction Houses?

Freedom Heavy Haul will ship your heavy equipment to or from any auction house in Kentucky. Ritchie Brothers has an office in Lexington. J.J. Kane, the only other national auction house with an office in Kentucky, is located in Verona. Ford Brothers has locations in Mt. Vernon, Somerset and London.

Other prominent independent equipment auction houses in Kentucky include:

  • Bunch Brothers Auctioneers, Wingo;
  • Chuck Marshall Auction, Flemingsburg;
  • Collins Auction, Louisville;
  • Harper Equipment, Scottsville;
  • Lewis Auction, Elizabethtown;
  • Mark Maddox Auctioneer, Carlisle;
  • Northern Kentucky Auction, Independence.;
  • Wardlow Auctions, Louisville.

What Are Some Major Rental Centers In Kentucky?

Contact Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your heavy equipment to or from any rental center in Kentucky. United Rentals operates at nearly 10 locations in the state. Sunbelt Rentals also has around 10 stores in Kentucky. General Rental Center has offices in Frankfort and Somerset. Whayne Supply operates in Somerset and Pikeville. Herc Rentals has a store in Middletown.

Other equipment rental centers in Kentucky include:

  • B.C. Rental Center, Owensboro;
  • A Complete Rental Center, Henderson;
  • Action Rental Center, Berea;
  • Brandies Machinery, Louisville;
  • Bypass Rental Center, Winchester;
  • DC Rental, Mayfield;
  • Murray Rentals, Murray;
  • Wilson Equipment, Lexington.

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Trust Freedom Heavy Haul to transport your construction equipment, farm equipment and heavy machinery safely to its next workstation. We can help you choose the right trailer for your needs Our agents will work to understand your needs and recommend the right trailer for the job.

If you need it shipped, our heavy haul carriers can take care of you. Regardless of the type of equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul will get you set up with a turnkey transport service. Even if you need oversize transport or disaster recovery. Your valuable heavy equipment needs a professional plan and execution. Our logistics experts are the team for the job.

We can ship heavy construction equipment. Freedom Heavy Haul has experience shipping bulldozers, excavators, dump trucks, and more! Our dedicated carriers also transport smaller equipment like skid steers and forklifts. Our quotes are free of charge. If you have equipment to transport, we can help. Contact us right away

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